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Mount Vic Flicks is an iconic and popular feature of the upper Mountains. We have a well stocked candy bar known not only for the choc tops, but also for the hot soups, home-baked treats and the cheapest tea and coffee around. Always showing an eclectic mix of quality films from Australia and abroad, from arthouse to kids; from new releases to classics. At present Mount Vic Flicks is CASH ONLY.
ADULTS: $11 - SENIORS: $10 - CHILDREN (12 & under): $9
Screening Friday 5th September to Sunday 7th September
Blackfella Charlie is getting older, and he's out of sorts. The intervention is making life more difficult on his remote community, what with the proper policing of whitefella laws that don't generally make much sense, and Charlie's kin and ken seeming more interested in going along with things than doing anything about it. So Charlie takes off, to live the old way, but in so doing sets off a chain of events in his life that has him return to his community chastened, and somewhat the wiser. Watch the trailer here
David Gulpilil, Peter Djigirr, Peter Minygululu. Director: Rolf de Heer.
Bookings are strongly recommended. Luke Carlon grew up taking tourists on horse trips along the Coxs River, a place his family has ridden since the 1820s. All that changed nearly 20 years ago when the river was declared a wilderness area, the business closed and Luke's father died. After a long history of difficult relations between the National Parks and the Carlons, National Parks Ranger Chris Banffy has a problem he thinks Luke might be able to solve. A wiley mob of brumbies inhabit the Burragorang Valley, a water catchment area sealed off for over 50 years. Classed as feral pests, Chris needs to remove the horses from Sydney's water supply without any of the outcry that has marred some previous control operations using shooters in helicopters. The only access to the trap-yards is either by helicopter or horseback. If Luke takes the job, he will have to find the horses, get them in the trap, and he'll have to break them in enough to lead them a bone crunching 5 km up to another set of yards with truck access. The film was recently awarded a prestigious Heritage award, the first ever awarded to a documentary. Watch the trailer here | Visit the official site
Director: Russell Kilbey.
Moody and atmospheric, Reaching for the Moon is the story of the unlikely and often tumultuous relationship between two extraordinary women: American poet Elizabeth Bishop, and Lota de Macedo Soares. Struggling with writer's block, Bishop opts for a "geographic cure" and travels from New York to Rio de Janeiro to visit her college friend, Mary. There Bishop meets Mary's partner, Lota, and the two women become embroiled in a tempestuous relationship that will span decades. Watch the trailer here
Miranda Otto, Gloria Pires. Director: Bruno Barreto.
The Selfish Giant (MA15+)
A contemporary fable about 13-year-old Arbor and his best friend Swifty. Excluded from school and outsiders in their own neighbourhood, the two boys meet Kitten, a local scrap dealer - the Selfish Giant. They begin collecting scrap metal for him using a horse and cart. Swifty has a natural gift with horses while Arbor emulates Kitten - keen to impress him and make some money. However, Kitten favours Swifty, leaving Arbor feeling hurt and excluded, driving a wedge between the boys. Arbor becomes increasingly greedy and exploitative, becoming more like Kitten. Tensions build, leading to a tragic event, which transforms them all. Watch the trailer here
Conner Chapman, Shaun Thomas, Sean Glider. Director: Clio Barnard.
20,000 Days On Earth (MA15+)
Drama and reality combine in a fictitious 24 hours in the life of musician and international cultural icon, Nick Cave. With startlingly frank insights and an intimate portrayal of the artistic process, the film examines what makes us who we are, and celebrates the transformative power of the creative spirit. Watch the trailer here | Visit the official site
Nick Cave, Susie Cave, Warren Ellis. Directors: Iain Forsyth, Jane Pollard.